On the campaign trail in Miami, Donald Trump wooed the Haitian community with promises of being “your greatest champion.” Now, his administration wants to return to the poverty-stricken island 58,000 Haitians who are under temporary protection status from deportation.
The wall is a distraction from the real immigration story. President Trump has spent his first 100 days deporting nonviolent undocumented immigrants: Fathers dropping off daughters at school. Mothers arrested at routine check-in appointments. Grandmothers taking care of children. Where’s the promised action on “bad hombres”?
Frank Artiles’ racist and misogynist rant in front of fellow senators gathered at a Tallahassee bar is disgraceful enough. Now here come some of his fellow Republican Cuban-American lawmakers from Miami to the rescue of his political life.
Former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb gives new meaning to the phrase “ugly American,” one who shames the nation on his travels abroad. His “guide to Cuba” in Men’s Journal shows off his wealth and white-American privilege.
Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria’s latest ploy to get attention on account of the late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez — especially in the middle of all the speculation about the team being for sale — is too much.
United Airlines’ violent removal of a passenger from a flight is another sign of increasing degradation of individual rights in America. Muslims have been targeted for removal for speaking Arabic and females barred from boarding flights for wearing leggings or revealing clothing. Only one right seems to remain intact.
The Florida House and Senate have approved bills mandating that religion return to public school life. Secular and religious views would get equal space in academics. Prayer, religious clubs, clothing and jewelry would be allowed.
Emboldened by Trump and a largely silent GOP, racists are coming out of the closet. Hateful as they are, at least we can now confront them openly and denounce them for what they stand for, a degradation of the country.
Cuba banked on American tourists and the friendly Obama administration when it should have been courting its base market: Cuban Americans. Now the Cuba travel bubble has popped. Two airlines stopped service. Carnival canceled a cruise.
Miami developer Jorge Perez financed the documentary “Embargo” and is a major sponsor of the Miami Film Festival. Did he exert influence to showcase a poorly made, propagandistic film straight from the Cuban government playbook to curry favor for his development ambitions in Cuba?